Hitting back at opioid makers

Posted: Apr. 7, 2019 12:01 am The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders looks poised to take action to hit back at drug makers and other entities blamed for the opioid drug crisis. On Wednesday, it is expected the freeholders will approve filing a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers, their owners and distributors toward abating the[…]

Operation Helping Hand

Release Date: March 11, 2019 PRESS RELEASE Prosecutor Francis A. Koch is pleased to announce that the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office has been awarded a grant, Public Health Crisis Response — 2018 Opioid Crisis: Operation Helping Hand Initiative, from the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Department of Law & Public Safety and the[…]

C.L.E.A.R. Looks to Erase Stigma, Change the Face of Addiction and Recovery

By Mandy Coriston December 27, 2018 4:08 pm ET Newton – “He gave me his card, and said ‘We have to do something.’” That’s C.L.E.A.R. co-founder Becky Carlson’s recollection of how Newton Chief of Police Mike Richards approached her in 2015, speaking of Sussex County’s growing opioid addiction issues. C.L.E.A.R. stands for Community Law Enforcement Addiction[…]

33 overdose deaths recorded in county this year

By Lori Comstock New Jersey Herald Posted: Nov. 20, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 12:33 am By the end of this year in Sussex County, the number of overdose deaths due to opioid misuse is expected to be at, or possibly over, the number recorded in 2017, according to data from the state Office of[…]

Event celebrates addiction recovery, honors responders

By Eric Obernauer New Jersey Herald Posted: Sep. 28, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — Three young people recovering from addiction publicly told their stories of hope and recovery Tuesday night at a Sussex County Community College ceremony held to honor more than 20 first responders for the lives they helped save over the past year by administering[…]


Center receives $1.5M grant to fight opioid crisis

By Jennifer Jean Miller New Jersey Herald Posted: Sep. 23, 2018 12:01 am NEWTON — So far this year, 27 Sussex County residents have died of suspected overdose deaths. To help fight against the drug epidemic, the Center for Prevention and Counseling has been awarded a grant exceeding $1.5 million over the next three years. “This grant[…]